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Marvin Jones | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198
College: California
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 5 (166) / CIN
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Marvin Jones (quad) remained limited at Thursday's practice.
He sat out last week's game with a quad injury but has a much better chance to suit up Sunday against the Bears. Jones hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 6 and won't be more than a back-end WR3 in Week 14. Dec 8 - 4:08 PM

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Marvin Jones (quad) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Jones sat out Sunday's game with a thigh injury. Even when healthy, Jones has been a non-factor for almost two months. If he does return this week, it would probably be a slight downgrade for Golden Tate, Eric Ebron and perhaps Anquan Boldin.
Dec 7 - 4:18 PM

Lions WR Marvin Jones (thigh) is inactive for Week 13 against the Saints.

Andre Roberts will slide into three-receiver sets, but it's Anquan Boldin and Eric Ebron who should see the biggest benefit. Also inactive for the Lions are LB DeAndre Levy, LB Tahir Whitehead, OL Joe Dahl, OT Cornelius Lucas, QB Jake Rudock and S Don Carey. Jones should be back in Week 14.
Dec 4 - 11:32 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Lions are going to test Marvin Jones (thigh, questionable) in pregame warmups before deciding on his status for Sunday's game against the Saints.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport previously called Jones a "long-shot to play" but the Lions are leaving the door open just a crack. Per Schefter, Jones "looked better" at Friday's practice, which has given Detroit reason for optimism. The Lions play at 1 PM ET on Sunday, so we'll know his status in a couple of hours. His absence would be a boost to Golden Tate, Eric Ebron and even Anquan Boldin.
Dec 4 - 9:09 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Marvin Jones is "a long-shot to play" Week 13 against the Saints.

According to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett, Jones "moved cautiously while taking sporadic reps" at Friday's practice, so this report is anything but a surprise. With Jones likely to sit, Golden Tate, Anquan Boldin, and Eric Ebron should take on bigger roles in the passing game.
Dec 4 - 8:23 AM

According to the Detroit Free Press, Marvin Jones (questionable, thigh) "moved cautiously while taking sporadic reps" at Friday's practice.

The Lions' own website indicated Jones did almost nothing during the portion of practice that was open to the media on Thursday. It sounds like Jones did almost nothing in practice all week and is truly questionable or even on the doubtful side of questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Saints. The Lions promoted reserve wide receiver T.J. Jones from their practice squad on Saturday, sending up another red flag concerning Marvin.
Dec 3 - 5:37 PM

Marvin Jones (thigh) is listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Saints.

Beat writers didn't notice Jones doing much during the practice week, while the Detroit Free Press wrote Friday that Jones is a "significant" question mark to play against New Orleans. Specifically, beat writer Dave Birkett tweeted Friday that he thinks Jones will play, but "no" in response to a question asking whether Jones is 100 percent. Jones has failed to produce since the first few weeks of the season. He's a low-floor WR3 option despite the plus matchup.
Dec 2 - 4:13 PM

Marvin Jones (thigh) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Per Lions beat reporter Tim Twentyman, Jones "didn't do much" during the open portion of Thursday's session. Jones is still on track to play this week but it doesn't look like he'll be at 100 percent. Jones' early-season explosion has proven to be a mirage. Consider him a WR3 for Sunday's game against New Orleans.
Dec 1 - 1:12 PM

Marvin Jones (thigh) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Jones didn't appear to be hurt in last week's Thanksgiving win over Minnesota. Maybe the Lions are just managing his reps. Jones got off to a sizzling start this year but has been a non-factor over the last two months. At this point he's barely in the WR3 discussion.
Nov 30 - 4:22 PM

Marvin Jones caught 4-of-11 targets for 54 yards in the Lions' Week 12 win over the Vikings.

The yards were Jones' most in five games, while the targets were his most since Week 2. Matthew Stafford took a few deep shots, but the duo couldn't connect. Jones has become a role player for the Lions' take-the-air-out-of-the-ball offense. Even in golden matchups like next week's with the Saints, he's become a hard-sell WR3.
Nov 24 - 4:05 PM

Marvin Jones caught 1-of-2 targets for 15 yards Week 11 against the Jaguars.

Jones' only catch came in the two-minute drill at the end of the first half. He now has one catch in back-to-back games. Jones needs to be left on the bench until he shows anything resembling a fantasy-viable player. That is unlikely to come Thursday against the Vikings.
Nov 20 - 5:49 PM

Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter believes Marvin Jones will have some big games down the stretch.

Cooter blamed "ebb and flow" for Jones' sharp statistical decline since Week 3. The real reason is Jones has taken a backseat to Golden Tate in the passing game and has not been able to break out for many big plays. Perhaps that changes with a semi-favorable schedule down the stretch, but right now Jones is nothing more than a WR3.
Source: ESPN
Nov 17 - 12:28 PM

Marvin Jones caught 1-of-5 targets for five yards in the Lions' Week 9 win over the Vikings.

Eric Ebron and Golden Tate were Matt Stafford's top options in this one. Never a No. 1 wide receiver dating back to his time across from Keenan Allen at Cal, Jones has been in a steady downward trajectory since the first few weeks of the season while drawing the opposition's top corner. He's shaping up as much more of a WR3 option than the WR1 he appeared to be early on. The Lions go on their bye in Week 10 and play the Jags in Week 11.
Nov 6 - 4:20 PM

Marvin Jones (foot) is not listed on the Lions' final injury report for Week 9.

Jones was limited when the week started but has practiced fully the last two days. He'll probably match up with Xavier Rhodes Sunday in Minnesota. That makes Jones more of a WR3 this week.
Nov 4 - 4:27 PM

Marvin Jones (foot) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

He was limited during Wednesday's session. There was never any doubt about Jones' status for Week 9. In a tough matchup with Minnesota, he'll be more of a back-end WR2 on Sunday.
Nov 3 - 4:09 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
RB1Theo Riddick
2Dwayne Washington
3Joique Bell
4Ameer Abdullah
GLB1Dwayne Washington
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Dwayne Washington
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Marvin Jones
2Anquan Boldin
3T.J. Jones
WR21Golden Tate
2Andre Roberts
WR31Anquan Boldin
TE1Eric Ebron
2Clay Harbor
3Matthew Mulligan
LT1Taylor Decker
2Cornelius Lucas
LG1Laken Tomlinson
2Joe Dahl
C1Travis Swanson
2Graham Glasgow
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Riley Reiff
K1Matt Prater